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miccostumes Women's Anime Princess Cosplay Costume with Bands Earings and Boots Covers

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And here is the finished sword. I consider this my first finished prop weapon, and I am extremely happy with how it came out. I’m thinking about the possibility of molding and casting this as well. Higher, further, faster, more. PVC Foam board is amazing. I’ll definitely be using it for my Kanan armor. I recently mentioned how I won first-place at RenCon for my Ashitaka cosplay. Over the past year, I had published several work in progress articles over at GeekDad.com about my process for making it–everything, head to toe (yes, even my shoes) was scratch built by yours truly. Below is a slightly edited, combined version of all of those posts. If you like these write-ups, please consider joining my Patreon to get early access to tutorials, videos, work in progress pics, and more!

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Repeat steps for the second ear, but if you want to work on two ears at the same time, that's fine too.

I then wanted to give the sheath a real leather look instead of just painting directly onto the PVC. I took a sheet of my faux suede and made a big fold-over seam along one edge and a nice finished seam on the other edge. I also sewed a lip of faux sherpa fur to the top side to hold into the sheath to keep my sword from scuffing. I slid the big fold-over seam into the slit between the two edges of the PVC, which kept the fabric in place snugly. I then sprayed the PVC with spray adhesive and pulled the fabric taut around the entire PVC sheath. I cut a hunk of 6 mm foam to fit into the base of the sheath, which served two purposes–it held down the loose bottom edge of the fabric and provided a nice cushion for my sword tip inside the sheath. I then covered it and the bottom of the sheath with 2mm craft foam. I also coated the fabric in a layer of Elmer’s Paper Maché Art Paste. This gave the fabric a little extra stiffness and protection without modifying the look much. Kwik Seal and PlastiDip–two of a foamsmith’s best friends. I really wanted to be Princess Mononoke for Halloween. I've never cosplayed before so I wasn't sure where to start. I thought I'd just buy the costume online, but after seeing the price (800RMB) and the cheap material the costume was made out of, I decided to make the costume myself, and share my experience of becoming San for other-would-be Princess Mononoke cosplayers. Dwarf Halloween Costume| Baby Creeper Cosplay shirts | Group Halloween Costume | Men's, Women's, Youth, Toddler, Baby Family Cosplay Shirts

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So far, I had managed to make the hood and face mask, though I was still trying to figure out the best way to attach the face mask to the hood (for this photo it was just safety pinned on). I made sure everything was lined and nicely hemmed and seamed as well. I wanted everything to look like something real and that would last more than one convention. I’m totally going into the shoe business.Paper mache! You can use white glue for this, but since (to my utter dismay) I couldn't find any white glue in the Chinese stationery shops, I made my own glue recipe, which is 1 part flour to 4 parts water, with a dash of salt to prevent mold. Stir the mixture throughly (to prevent lumps) in a pot and boil it over the stove. Let it boil for 2-3 minutes and pour into an airtight container. You can keep this in the fridge for up to a week. Thank you everybody for the feature and all the supportive comments! It really means a lot to me, thank you all!! :-D

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